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For those who crave a cosy retreat under the stars, a beautifully designed tiny home on wheels awaits.

The Sleepy Bear

A 2 or 3-berth van conversion perfect for adventurers seeking a cosy home away from home. Built using only the highest quality materials and craftsmanship, our Sleepy Bear conversion offers a luxurious, comfortable space that’s miles ahead of your average conversion.

We’ve ditched the carpet cladding and plastic veneers to create a truly unique and customizable home on wheels. And, best of all, it doesn’t matter what you’re doing or where you’re going; this build has plenty of storage for all the adventure gear you could ever need.

Our Sleepy Bear conversion boasts exceptional quality in every aspect, from its solid construction to its customizability. Whether you’re travelling solo, with a companion, your children, or as a trio, you can ensure this space is truly your own.

I have had a full van conversion done and I honestly couldn't have imagined anything better. The whole process has been incredible from start to finish.

The Layout

The Sleepy Bear’s layout features a full-size, fixed double bed, perfect for those who want to avoid the hassle of making a bed each night.

With ample storage throughout the van, including a spacious garage area at the back end, there’s plenty of room for all your adventure gear.

Spacious, homely, and 100% snug, adventures have never been this fulfilling.

The Spec

Discover the Sleepy Bear, a campervan conversion designed for adventurers who value comfort and function.

Featuring a full bathroom with a toilet and shower, a dedicated eating and dining area, a fully-equipped kitchen with a hob, sink, and even your own pantry, as well as so much more, this cosy haven is perfect for your on-the-go lifestyle.

Our signature conversion style seamlessly blends comfort, sophisticated design, and functionality, ensuring a self-sufficient journey with an off-grid electrical system and generous storage throughout for adventure essentials. Embrace the perfect balance of style and practicality with the Sleepy Bear campervan.

  • Fixed double bed at rear with large garage space underneath
  • Recessed sections into the walls to allow for a full size standard double mattress (included)
  • Width-ways bed
  • Ash wood battened privacy divider between kitchen and bedroom
  • 2.5 bay kitchen unit with inbuilt cupboards and drawers
  • Situated on driver’s side in between the bathroom and bed
  • Scandi option: doors and drawers inset with exposed ply edges all around, circular cutout handles
  • Shaker option: Doors overlaid with classic shaker door trim, small kitchen handles
  • Large cupboard under sink (contains boiler)
  • Small drawer under hob and a larger pots and pans drawer underneath
  • Tall pantry on left side of kitchen bays with pull out multi-shelf baskets
  • Real tile splashback on the left, right and back of kitchen area
  • Thetford two-burner gas hob in left side kitchen bay
  • Inset sink with extendable shower head mixer tap in right side kitchen bay
  • Dometic 45L fridge with freezer compartment next to kitchen under bed
  • Oak worktop finished in danish oil
  • Removable worktop cover over sink
  • kickboard
  • Shower wet room on driver’s side at front of van
  • Full size but compact for minimal impact on living space
  • Hot water domestic mixer shower with all necessary plumbing
  • Drainage into waste water tank
  • Clothes rails
  • Heating vent point to create a drying room
  • Roof ventilation extractor fan
  • Waterproof wall panelling on walls, ceiling and door
  • Removable composting toilet venting air to the outside
  • Removable duck boarding on shower floor
  • Large fixed window in sliding door
  • 2x fixed windows in rear doors
  • Opening skylight in roof with blackout blind and fly net
  • Ash window frames and ledges
  • Poplar plywood-clad walls and doors (painted one colour or natural wood)
  • Plywood ceiling (painted dark or light)
  • Spaced ash batten fixed on top of ceiling ply (natural wood batten)
  • Fully insulated walls, doors, ceiling, floor and wheel arches
  • Combination of insulation board and soft insulation
  • Soft insulation made from recycled plastic bottles
  • Foil vapour barrier
  • Sound and vibration deadening
  • Off-grid electrics
  • Solar panels
  • Charging via solar and battery-to-battery charger when driving
  • Spec based around 2 days without charging for regular use (example of regular use includes charging laptop, phone, camera, standard speakers. It doesn’t include using very high-wattage items such as electric kettle, hair dryer, desktop computer)
  • AGM batteries, controllers, inverter, fuse boxes, consumer unit, battery protectors
  • External hookup point which can run or charge the system
  • Smart controllers via smartphone app
  • 2x domestic double plug sockets with integrated USB sockets
  • 4x spotlights in ceiling, 1x spot in bathroom, 1x spot above kitchen in cabinet
  • 2x goose-neck reading lights with USB sockets by bed
  • Domestic light switch by side entrance
  • Mains electrics certificate
  • Underslung 25L gas tank
  • External gas fill point
  • Tank level indicator in control panel inside living area
  • Truma combi boiler water/air heater to multiple points (situated under sink)
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Gas safety certificate
  • Underslung 80L fresh water tank (dependant on space under van)
  • Underslung 50L waste tank (dependant on space under van)
  • Water tank level gauges in control panel inside living area
  • Water pump and all necessary plumbing
  • Hot water kitchen tap, hot water shower
  • Two single bench seats with backs opposite each other in a “diner” configuration
  • Table on a swivel arm in between seats
  • Custom made cushion pads
  • Cab seats left as they are
  • Overhead cabinets on driver’s side above kitchen
  • Overhead cabinets on passenger side above bed
  • Over cab parcel shelf storage cupboard with insulated and lined cab roof
  • All cabinetry matching the chosen styling
  • Kitchen cupboards, drawers and pantry
  • Storage space under each bench seat
  • Two small accessory shelves and one accessory kitchen rail (situated around kitchen and seating area)
  • Wooden coat hooks by side door
  • Upholstered sofa pad cushions (choice of standard fabric included)
  • Window rolled fabric blinds with leather straps (choice of standard fabric included)
  • LVT (luxury vinyl tile) floor (choice of standard options included)
  • High-quality “Lick” paint (combination of 2 colours included)
  • Clear natural varnish included as a paint option as well as 2 colours

Making It Your Own

At Bear Hug Campers, we understand that each adventurer is unique. That’s why we provide countless customization options to make your van conversion truly one-of-a-kind.

From cabinet styles and paint colours to tile choices and fabric selections, design a van that perfectly suits you.

Cabinet Style

Select from a sleek and thoughtful Scandi design for a light, airy atmosphere, or opt for a contemporary, vintage-inspired look featuring Shaker cabinets to create a timeless, inviting ambience.

Paint Colours

We use eco-friendly Lick paints to ensure a high-quality, sustainable finish in various beautiful shades. Your paint colour choice will set the tone for the overall look and feel of your build.

Tiles

Select the perfect tile style and colour for your kitchen splashback to complement your chosen cabinets and paint colours.

Seat Fabric

Our flame-retardant seat fabric is expertly upholstered by professional furniture restorers with a keen eye for detail. Choose the perfect colour to coordinate with your build.

Blinds Fabric

We use integrated blackout fabric with leather straps for our handmade rolled blinds, providing privacy and darkness when you need it most.

Fixtures and Fittings

Select between black or brass fixtures and fittings for plug sockets, light switches, taps, and handles, to match your overall design aesthetic.

Flooring

Our hard-wearing, textured and wipeable click laminate tiles come in a range of finishes, from oak to stone, to suit your taste and needs.

Bathroom Panels

Full-size waterproof panels ensure a durable, stylish finish in the shower room. Choose one that compliments your styling and stay feeling fresh while out on the road.

The Complete Package

The Sleepy Bear

The Sleepy Bear conversion pricing package delivers outstanding value, giving you a luxurious, handcrafted, and fully customized living space tailored to your preferences.

Every component is meticulously designed and fitted by our skilled conversion experts, transforming your van into a true work of art that combines both form and function. The high-quality materials and expert craftsmanship ensure a stunning finish, reflecting the passion and dedication poured into each conversion.

By choosing Bear Hug Campers, you’re investing in a truly unique and exceptional living experience, creating a bespoke haven that’s perfectly suited to your needs and lifestyle.

£39,995 +VAT

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What’s included in the price?

Your van converted to a high standard
Clear and simple steps from start to finish
6 Months Warranty on the conversion
Safety documentation
Help and advice on purchasing a van if needed
Online folder access to view your docs and build progress photos
Mood board to show your design choices
Layout drawings of your van conversion
Communication every step of the way
Full conversion price, not including the vehicle

Optional Extras

Enhance your van conversion experience with optional upgrades, such as an awning, upgraded off-grid electrical system, extra storage components, adventure kits for off-road use, upgraded appliances, and more.

Awning

An awning is a retractable extension that provides additional shade and shelter outside your van conversion, expanding your living space and allowing you to enjoy the outdoors in comfort and style, regardless of the weather.

Upgraded Off-Grid Electrics System

An upgraded off-grid electrics system featuring higher-spec components ensures longer-lasting, higher usage power for your van conversion, allowing you to enjoy extended trips without compromising on comfort or convenience.

Extra Components

Customize your van conversion with practical extras like slide-out storage, bike racks, and BBQ points, enhancing your outdoor experience and providing additional functionality to meet your specific needs.

Adventure Kits

Adventure kits, such as off-road wheels and tires or a roof rack and ladder, can tackle more challenging terrain and help you reach those remote, off-the-beaten-path destinations.

Cab And Bulkhead

Opt for a bulkhead access door or open bulkhead with swivel captain seats to enhance the flow and flexibility of your van conversion’s interior, creating a more spacious and connected environment for you and your passengers.

Upgraded Appliances

Upgrade to higher-spec appliances, such as a combi oven and hob or a larger capacity fridge, to elevate your van conversion’s kitchen experience and make your on-the-road culinary adventures even more enjoyable.

Materials Upgrade

Enhance your van conversion’s interior with premium materials such as Formica worktops and tables, adding a touch of luxury and sophistication to your campervan’s beautiful kitchen.

Windows And Skylights

Increase natural light and ventilation in your van conversion with additional windows, a larger skylight, or a sky fan, creating a brighter, airier, and more comfortable living space.

They did a fantastic job and I’m very happy with the quality of the workmanship. Very accommodating and also helped me with plenty of advice and still do now over WhatsApp. I can wholeheartedly recommend.

Safety & Warranty

Knowing your conversion has been put together properly is essential.

When we hand over your van to you it comes with full safety certification. This includes gas and mains electrics safety certificates as well as a vehicle weight certificate.

For ultimate peace of mind we’ll also give you a one year warranty at no extra charge to cover our conversion from any potential problems, parts failures, defects and breakages.

Our Process

Our meticulously designed, start-to-finish process ensures a seamless and enjoyable experience as you bring your dream Bear Hug conversion to life.

With our expertise and commitment to excellence, you can trust that every step of the journey will be smooth and efficient, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the excitement of creating your bespoke home on wheels.

Book an informal call with us to say hello and learn more about van conversions

Discuss your needs and timeframe

Receive a proposal from us

Pay your deposit and secure your build slot

Have a dedicated design call

We’ll talk through the look and feel of your build in more detail

Receive an online mood-board and materials book

To help you make the important design decisions

Receive layout drawings of your van conversion

You’ll see how everything is going to fit together

Drop your van off at our workshop on the build start date

Have a look around and say hello

Log in to your online drive to view regular photo updates

This is also where we’ll put your safety documentation and warranty

Pick up your converted van on the build end date

Go straight out on adventures!

Thank you SO MUCH Bear Hug Campers for absolutely smashing our electrics! And I mean just look at this work of art!!!

The Van

The van we have designed our conversions into are one of these three van types with the size L3H2 (medium wheel base) right hand drive:

Pergeot Boxer
Fiat Ducatto
Citroen Relay

These vans all have the same body shell and are (in our opinion) the best van shape and size for a conversion.

Their medium wheel base size is the perfect combination of length and drivability. They’re “not too long and not too short” and are just a tiny bit wider and squarer than other vans which makes them suitable to having a full size double bed positioned width-ways.

Prefer A Different Van?

“Our standard conversion process can be adapted to fit other MWB and LWB vans, such as the Sprinter, offering endless possibilities for your custom build.”

Need Help Buying A Van?

“We can offer advice and support for finding and choosing a new or second hand van to start the conversion off with on the right foot. Book a call to have a chat.”

FAQs

On average, we aim for a 12-week turnaround time when working full-time on your conversion. However, this can vary depending on demand and the level of customization required.

Yes, we work with your existing van and transform it to a standard panel van to a beautiful tiny home on wheels

Absolutely! We offer a wide range of material and colour options for you to choose from, allowing you to personalize your Dining Bear conversion to suit your style and preferences.

Yes, we offer a variety of optional upgrades and additional features to enhance your van experience. Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements; we’ll happily accommodate your needs.

Yes, and you don’t even need to order them as a custom extra. We supply every van conversion with solar panels as standard, maximizing your off-grid capabilities from day one.

We can convert a wide variety of vans, with our standard builds specifically designed for Peugeot Boxers, Fiat Ducato, and Citroen Relays (L3H2 sizes with a medium wheel base). That said, we can adapt the build to other popular models like the Mercedes Sprinter, Ford Transit, and VW Crafter. If you have a specific van in mind, just let us know, and we’ll discuss the possibilities.

Insulation is essential for maintaining a comfortable temperature inside your van, especially if you plan to use it year-round or in extreme climates. We took this in mind by offering sound deadening, recycled plastic soft insulation, and thermo insulation boards with a foil vapour barrier that keeps everything dry as standard!

Every single one of our builds is designed to be 100% off-grid, with powering options that charge via solar power, the engine while driving, or a hook-up point if you have the opportunity to plug in. Long story short, you should never have to worry about running out of power while you’re out on the road!

We offer a one-year warranty on our conversions, covering any defects or issues that may arise due to our work. All components and appliances are also covered in the warranty, as are any potential problems, parts failures, defects and breakages!

To make things easy, we break the costs down into chunks, allowing you to pay for the build over time as the build is taking place. Financing options may be available depending on your credit and financial situation. We recommend discussing your options with a financial advisor or lender to determine the best course of action.

Of our two standard builds, the Sleepy Bear build offers a more standard option for accommodating a third berth, as it allows the seating area to be converted into a smaller bed when needed. For more information, just contact us directly!

For four people travelling and sleeping in a campervan conversion you would need to go for a full custom build with us.

Still Have A Question?

If you have any specific questions or concerns, feel free to reach out and contact us directly. We’re always here to help.

Start Your Adventure

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Discover the Sleepy Bear Conversion: A Cosy Retreat on Wheels

Embark on your next adventure in comfort and style with our Sleepy Bear conversion. With a full-size, fixed double bed, spacious storage, and endless customization combinations, there’s no better choice for a luxurious tiny home on wheels.

Don’t miss your chance to create your dream van – contact us today!

About Us

At Bear Hug Campers, we’re a small team of passionate van conversion, woodwork and design specialists dedicated to helping you create the perfect home away from home. With our expertise and commitment to quality, you can trust us to bring your vision to life.

The Other Full Build...

Meet the Dining Bear, where a versatile seating and dining space transforms into a cosy double bed, making it the perfect choice for couples seeking a complete tiny home on wheels.

This mobile haven is ideal for those who need a comfortable workspace for their work-from-home endeavours or just want a proper, dedicated home on the road.

Something Totally Different?

Unleash your imagination with our fully customizable design option, crafted to accommodate your distinct needs and preferences.

Embrace the freedom to personalize every detail of your mobile oasis, from the layout and materials to the fixtures and finishes.

Collaborate with our skilled team of experts to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that reflects your individuality, ensuring an unparalleled journey in a bespoke home on wheels.

Are You A Self Builder?

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Discover our Van Conversion Masterclass

If you are interested in self-building your own campervan conversion, then our upcoming online course is for you.

Go to the course page for more info, and in the mean time get our ebook guide for self-builders!